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Nordica GT Speed Machine 80 FDT 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

The Speed Machine 80 FDT from Nordica is packed with energy. "A fabulous, responsive and incisive ski" according to our reviewers, it’s clearly designed for performance. The grip, stability and turn hold quality were especially noticeable.

The ski nonetheless corresponds to this category’s requirement for versatility. It can cover every eventuality, and will alternate carving and skid turns, short and long turns depending on the rider’s mood. One reviewer summed up the ski’s qualities perfectly: "Fantastic! Easy and effective carving and smooth and forgiving carving."

The reviewers were full of praise for its carving performance with aggressively edgy angles in turns. They’re very easy and smooth, making the ski really playful and great fun.

We recommend the GT Speed Machine 80 FDT for good to excellent riders, especially carving fans.

Review: Pros

  • Good overall performance
  • Incisive
  • Easy carving
  • Loves long turns
  • Versatile
  • Grip and turn hold

Review: Cons

  • The ski needs more engagement in short turns although it still performs very well
  • Slight lack of comfort and accessibility for this category

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
Stability/turning performance
Short turn performance
Long turn performance
Skid turn performance
Snow contact
Soft snow fluidity

Who's it for?

Good → Excellent

Manufacturer's remarks

New this season, the GT SPEEDMACHINE 80 FDT was designed for advanced to expert looking for a one-ski quiver for everyday use, but that’s especially edgy on freshly groomed cruisers. Featuring two new light metal anti-torsion structures, an extra large tip and a tail with a versatile profile, the new plate marker provides riders with more agility and comfort, precision and power in all snow conditions.
The GT SPEEDMACHINE 80 FDT is a powerful and stable carving ski tool for all conditions.
Sandwich construction, wood core, titanal torsion bridge, new Marker interface (exclusive to Nordica)

Features of the GT Speed Machine 80 FDT

Brand : Nordica
Model : GT Speed Machine 80 FDT
Year : 2019
Family : Cruisers
Size tested : 168 cm
Tip size : 130 mm
Waist size : 80 mm
Tail size : 110 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 14 mm

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2018